ORS 2007-2008 Events
ORS Poster Competition and Closing Banquet
April 24, 2008
To celebrate the accomplishments of the Scholars and Mentors, a closing banquet was held at the end of the Spring semester in conjunction with the partner ORS program in the College of Computing. A final poster competition was held that included a “Best project” Award selected by the ORS Scholars. Awards were distributed to the program participants and special accomplishments were highlighted. Attendees included faculty members and support staff from both ECE and the COC.
ECE Fair and Poster Competition
March 24, 2008
This school-wide fair held mid-semester was an opportunity to showcase the exciting research across the School of ECE as well as to debut the ECE creative arts digital magazine. All ORS scholars participated in the poster competition with two groups landing the top three award places. An ORS mentor, Sekou Remy, also placed in the graduate student competition for his innovative research. Work submitted by ORS participants was also represented throughout ECESIS, the ECE digital magazine.
Presenting Scientific Research : Conducted by Christina Bourgeois
and Jill Auerbach
A continuation of the Scientific Research Skills theme, this workshop further expanded upon scientific research poster development tips and also covered strategies for presenting the research poster. Tips on proper body language, voice tone, and verbal project descriptions were given in this workshop. This works shop was open to all in the School of ECE.
Creating a Scientific Research Poster Workshop: Conducted by Christina
February 28, 2008
The March workshop conducted by Christina Bourgeois, Director of the ECE Undergraduate Professional Communication Program is an ORS tradition. The agenda includes learning how to organize and present the research poster. Scholars share their prepared “elevator pitch” that succinctly describes their research for the semester.
A Glimpse into Industry: Special Guest Elise Wilder of Rockwell
January 30, 2008
Elise Wilder of Rockwell Collins, Inc. took time out of her busy schedule to come in and conduct a workshop to our group about life after graduation and the transition to industry. This was an informative, interactive, fun workshop that was enjoyed by all who attended.
Holiday Community Service
November 29, 2007
This was an ECE department-wide community service event sponsored by the ORS Program in preparation for the winter holidays. Toiletries and children’s books were collected and wrapped in gift bags to donate to the Lindberg Women's and Children Health Center, the Genesis Shelter, and the Grady International Medical Center.
Engineering Research Skills Workshop
November 11, 2007
A presentation by PhD candidate, Jackie Fairley, and ORS PhD mentor, Yamille del Valle, discussing best practices for undergraduate research was given. The topics covered included: Maintaining a research notebook and lab notebook, How to conduct a literature search and review, and an interactive "elevator speech" activity was the highlight of the session.
October 23, 2007
Topics covered in this session were the overview and expectations for program mentors. An interactive discussion was moderated by past ORS mentors, along with group case studies and a discussion of hypothetical situations.
October 10, 2007
ORS kickoff orientation and dinner event with special guest speaker Nan Mattai from Rockwell Collins, Inc. and address from ECE Chair, Dr. Gary May. Research posters from previous years were displayed.
Perspective Scholars Meeting 2
October 2, 2007
ORS Program Informational (meeting 2) held to give perspective ORS Scholars an opportunity to learn about the program and apply to participate.
Perspective Scholars Meeting 1
September 1, 2007
ORS Program Informational (meeting 1) held to give perspective ORS Scholars an opportunity to learn about the program and apply to participate.
ECE Returning Students Fall Kickoff Pizza Lunch
August 29, 2007
Kickoff lunch for returning ECE ORS Scholars and mentors. The event included ice breaker and team building activities and review of ORS program components.
August 28, 2007
ECE activity fair, ORS Program had an information booth featuring ORS staff, mentors, and students. Students highlighted their research experience.
Last revised on September 17, 2008.